The Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD) through the "Integrated Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion Project" funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), as an implementing agency, seeks to strengthen regional collaboration for integrated watershed management to the reef of the SAM ecoregion, demonstrating its advantages and improving regional, national and local capacities for the management and integrated governance of its freshwater, coastal and marine resources.
Due to its comprehensive “From Ridge to Reef” approach, the geographic scope of the project includes the priority watersheds in the MAR, cloud forests, jungles, large rivers, karst hydrogeological systems, lagoons, and wetlands that connect the land with seagrass beds and extensive coral reefs.
COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT
Within the framework of the MAR2R Project and to consolidate the issue of sustainable and social tourism in the MAR region, this initiative arises with the support of the CCAD, which has the following Specific Objectives:
- Achieve a consensual vision for a Sustainable and Social Tourism in the ecoregion
- Develop sustainable best practices guidelines for the operation in the sector
- Strengthen the capacities of the public and private sectors at the regional level and by country
- To influence in the inclusion of sustainable and social tourism as a priority on the regional agendas